UK TV programmes to watch this week : 09/04/2022

Rock Family Trees: The Birth of Cool Britannia (BBC 2/HD | 10:15pm to 11:15pm | Saturday 9th April 2022)
** PICK OF THE WEEK **

Sara Cox reveals the story behind the birth of Britpop and how a handful of like-minded musicians paved the way for a revolution in British music. The programme explores the intricately connected lineage of Suede, Elastica and Blur, featuring interviews with Brett Anderson, Justine Frischmann, Mat Osman, Justin Welch and numerous other key players to chart the friendships, fall-outs and changing line-ups.

Thatcher & Reagan: A Very Special Relationship (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 10th April 2022)

Charles Moore concludes his examination of the alliance between UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher and US president Ronald Reagan in the 1980s by looking at how their mutual trust was tested to the limit as they sought a way to end the Cold War. With contributions by Bernard Ingham, Malcolm Rifkind, Peter Robinson, Dov Zakheim, Charles Powell and Ken Adelman.

Should I Buy An Electric Car? (Channel 5/HD | 7:00pm to 7:55pm | Wednesday 13th April 2022)

Alexis Conran takes an in-depth look at electric cars as he asks all the questions that motorists looking to make the switch from petrol to electric are asking.

Grand Designs: The Street (Channel 4/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 13th April 2022)

Kevin McCloud returns to Graven Hill in Oxfordshire, the UK’s largest mass self-build site, to witness the trials, setbacks and successes of those who are designing and building their own, highly individual homes. First up are Carlos and Maite, who have ambitious plans to build a bold, Spanish-inspired home. But Maite does not just want to live in it, she is also designing it – without any professional qualifications. Meanwhile, co-presenter Natalie Huq follows the birth of a new street in Glasgow, where the local council have given six families an opportunity to construct their own homes on a small plot – beginning with an American-style ranch.

Meet Joe Black (BBC 1/HD | 10:40pm to 1:30am | Wednesday 13th April 2022)
** FILM OF THE WEEK **

Death takes over the body of a recently deceased young man, and embarks on a mission to claim the life of a powerful media tycoon, but ends up falling in love with his daughter instead – leaving him on the horns of a dilemma. Remake of 1934 romantic fantasy Death Takes a Holiday, starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins and Claire Forlani.

Cornwall: A Year by the Sea (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 14th April 2022)

In a bid to extend the season and entice guests to Cornwall in winter, Veryan and Richard make sure the Headland is as festive as possible, deploying an army of volunteers to decorate the hotel. Winter is about sardines for Tom, as he crews on another boat for his friend Will.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.

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